30 July 2021
Twitter censors coronavirus criticism

Twitter censors coronavirus criticism

Social media platform Twitter, India at the request of the government coronavirus For tweets that criticize the conditions to combat the epidemic censor applied. The company said that the necessary information was given to the censored accounts.

Twitter, India of your government coronavirus removed more than 50 tweets criticizing his handling of the epidemic. Among those who posted the tweets removed at the request of the government, there were also people with high profiles in the country.

Celebrities are among the censored Twitter accounts

Indian news site MediaNama According to the news reported by the government, Twitter 52 He sent an emergency order to censor the tweet. Upon incoming order Twitter, it censored the tweets and accounts in question. Censored accounts include a member of the Indian Parliament, two filmmakers, an actor, and West bengal State Minister takes place.


About the subject TheVergea talking to Twitter His spokesperson said that if the tweets violated local laws, the company would not be able to be viewed by individuals in India. He also stated that the action was taken as a result of a legal request from the Indian government. He underlined that the accounts to be censored are also informed about the issue.

This development is India This is not the first time he has submitted to his government. During the protests that took place in the country in February, the company 500has permanently blocked more than ‘account. Also, the Indian government issued a non-compliance statement for the company. New York Times‘according to Twitter Had he refused this statement, prison sentences would have been brought on the agenda for all his employees in the country.

Laws in India restrict the publication of material that the government deems libelous or claims to incite violence. As a result of these laws West bengal State Minister Moloy GhatakPrime Minister Narendra ModiThe tweet and many other statements that he accused of not taking the coronavirus epidemic seriously were removed from the platform.

India, which completely vaccinated 1.5 percent of the country’s population, is one of the countries that suffered the most in the epidemic. While it was reported that 346 thousand 786 people were infected with the virus the other day, the number of deaths reached 2 thousand 624.

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